Mixing Fruits and Vegetables
You've heard the expression, "You are what you eat". Often times in my seminars, I'll mention that this expression is only partially true. Why do I say that? Well, the truth is, you're not necessarily what you eat, but you are only what you digest. Understand that you can eat the most healthful and nutritious foods, but if you don't eat them in a way whereby the food is totally broken down and properly digested, then you won't receive the maximum nutritional benefit.
In other words, if the food is not eaten in a way where digestion facilitates the proper break down of vitamins and minerals and for the nutrients to be absorbed into your body, then you will not fully benefit nutritionally from that meal. Instead, at best, you've just wasted your money on good wholesome, nutritious food that simply passes out of your body. In the worst-case scenario, that food will not pass out your body, but actually gets stuck in your digestive system.
Did you know that the combination of foods you eat and how you eat them play a huge role in "if" and "how well" they digest? Regarding fruit and vegetables, it's proven that fruit does not thoroughly digests well with vegetables because fruits and vegetables require different digestive enzymes (in most cases), which tend to neutralize each other. In fact, it's best to eat fruit at one meal and vegetables at a different mail. This helps ensure proper and thorough digestion. And remember, digestion is the name of the game when it comes to nutritional health.